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Pacific dogwood

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Cornus nuttallii

Deciduous Tree

Height: 60 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade


Plant description:

Beautiful spring bloomer with white blooms. Red fruits provide lots of food for birds. Grows best along forest edges with its roots protected from late afternoon sun.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, drought tolerant, fruit, red, upright, white

Plans that use this plant:Dry, part shade, Moist, part shade